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[PDF] Corporate Human Rights Violations: The Feasibility of Civil Recourse in the Netherlands

This Article focuses on tort law as an avenue to address corporate violations of international law. Tort law can be employed for several reasons. Tort law can serve a preventive function by discouraging certain unlawful behavior. In this sense, tort liability may act as a regulatory mechanism. Additionally, tort law offers redress for injuries suffered and therefore also serves a compensatory function. It is especially this latter characteristic of tort law that makes it an important tool of human rights enforcement from the perspective of victims of human rights violations…. This Article…will…focus on the feasibility of…the use of Dutch tort law as a remedy for corporate human rights abuses. [refers to Trafigura Beheer, Shell]